Forestière Sauce
forestiere sauce in a sauce boat

Forestière Sauce

Total time: 20 minutes
forestiere sauce in a sauce boat

Forestiere sauce or wild mushroom sauce is a French classic that goes with almost anything.

Sauce forestière is a traditional French sauce based on mushrooms. Although there are variations, this creamy and buttery sauce is usually made with a combination of mushrooms (often king oyster, shiitake, or porcini), shallots, butter, ginger, white wine, heavy cream, thyme, parsley, and seasonings.

forestiere sauce in a sauce boat

Forestière Sauce

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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: 🇫🇷 French
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 1446kcal
Author: Richard


  • 125 g mushrooms mixed varieties
  • 2 shallots
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon fresh tarragon
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • Peel and finely chop the shallots. Chop the mushrooms into slices or pieces of 1 or 2 centimetres.
  • Strip the tarragon leaves from the stems and chop.
  • Put the oil and butter in a pan over a medium heat. Add the shallots and cook for 2 minutes until soft, but not coloured, and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan. Cook and stir occasionally for 5 minutes until the mushrooms are soft.
  • Pour in the stock and cook for a further 5 minutes until the liquid has reduced.
  • Add the cream and half of the tarragon and simmer gently until the sauce has thickened.
  • Add the salt and pepper and check the seasoning. Stir in most of the chopped tarragon and scatter the rest on top to serve.


Calories: 1446kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 138g | Saturated Fat: 79g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 19g

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